David Baldacci — The Escape

In reading some reviews of this book, I noticed some compare Baldacci to Lee Child and the protagonist, John Puller to Jack Reacher. There may have been some similarities (names and occupations) but there are enough differences in personality to distinguish them. (I prefer Lee Child and Reacher. )

Many unlikely happenings occurred to allow John Puller’s brother to escape a maximum security military prison. Hard to believe, but John Puller is assigned to track his brother. Even though there are many scenarios that suspend belief in the story, I did enjoy it.

Baldacci’s first novel, Absolute Power, is still my favorite of his stories.